Iona Elgin Highlands Sauvignon Blanc 2022
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2.00 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.90% alc./vol

Iona Elgin Highlands Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Elgin, South Africa
Regular price $28.95per bottle ($347.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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At the southerly point of Africa along the Cape South Coast, Elgin stands out as the coolest region for wine production. Situated 450 meters above sea level on the southern ridge overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, lies Iona vineyards, surrounded by the UNESCO-certified Kogelberg Biosphere. Here, a unique microclimate is shaped by the close proximity to the freezing Atlantic Ocean and rapid altitude rise. Misty clouds shield the vineyards from intense sun exposure, filtering the sunlight to promote slow ripening. This results in grapes with perfect acidity, moderate alcohol, and beautifully developed flavours.

Iona's vineyards are meticulously tended by hand using organic and biodynamic methods, prioritizing soil health and integrated pest management. This philosophy extends to their cellar practices, where minimal intervention is required thanks to the exceptional quality of their fruit.

The Elgin Highlands Sauvignon Blanc displays beautiful purity of limes and ripe gooseberry, with tropical, floral and fine herbal notes, ruby grapefruit and white pear drop on the finish. This is cool climate Sauvignon Blanc – vibrant, mineral, elegant, balanced and delicate, with a long, layered and complex finish.

Try with garlic prawns or other lightly cooked shellfish. 

Press Reviews

WineAlign

92 Points - David Lawrason

This is a generous sauvignon with real presence and some poise as well. It shows a very lifted nose of well integrated pineapple, evergreen/mint, lemon and grapefruit. All comes together very well on the palate with substance, warmth and freshness supplied by a hint of spritz. The length is excellent.